Okay, so not really "design" as Im not fortunate enough to remodel or own a new home. But I am tired of my typical living room/theater layout that has been in place for 4 years (hasn't changed one bit). My room sucks....enough said. My cable outlet sits on a wall that has a door at the end and an open hallway on the other. My left side has an open bar wall. The room is about 17' wide and 18' deep with two windows on the right and one on the back corner.
I own a 60" LCD with a system that is a few years old but worth more then my car. I'm desperate to maximize its potential from calibrations, placement, etc.
My current setup has my TV Centered on the front wall where the cable connection is. with the speakers about 3 feet from each side of the TV.
I was reading up on viewing distance recommendations, and my recommended distance (THX) is 6.7' to 9.4' with an SMPTE distance of 8.1'. I put my seating closer then usual and really enjoyed it. I'm just curious where my speaker placement should go now. They say to keep them off the back walls, but if I am sitting 8 feet from my tv with my speakers 2' from the back wall - the space is really limited.
I'm considering rotating my "theater" TV placed on the back wall which would allow my to distance my front speakers further apart as the should be (right?) The surrounds may be a problem with the open wall, but I can get them about 2' behind sitting area and about 4' high.
Would anyone recommend my proposed changes? or have any other ideas?
sorry my artwork is terrible, dimensions are way off but I wanted to give somewhat of a visual idea of what my current setup is and what I'm thinking would work better in my favor with my TV 8' from the screen